Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
May 22, 2010 Subject:
In The Pocket
This cleaned-up version of the show is a blockbuster in that it rocks from the first note and continues on. It may not be an earthshaker according to all you in the know, but it rather grooves.
This was supposedly recorded on the Sony D-5, which would make sense ~ the beauty of the full spectrum of sound. That D-5 could really capture it. (Inside info: In 2004 and 2005 I helped mothball and pack up the used Grateful Dead equipment and their archives and I recall packing Sony D-5's at the Novato bottling plant location)
This playback displays the phatness of that Sony D-5 ~ a tape recorder that I once owned and used to record numerous rehearsals and live performances of my band, Dug Wells and his Hole Boring Band.
This show and this recording and presentation of it is a total mind shellacking. Even the drum solo kicks.
Some minor low end distortions ~ not objectionable.
All in all, a brilliant recording/representation of a brilliant performance.
30 out of 5 stars.
February 12, 2009 Subject:
Sounds Great to me
1982 really was a good year for the Dead. Virtually every tape I have from this year blows me away. This show is definitely worth having if you don't have it already. Thank God for this web site. I don't have to carry CD's and Tapes to work anymore. I wish we could still upload this great music because I can't get enough of this band. Looking forward to Greensboro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 11, 2008 Subject:
The second set of this show has a charm all its own. Short, but nothing wasted. Plenty of great jams to keep you entertained, and nothing too heady or otherworldly. The band is clearly happy to be playing this one, and it translates.